Registered Nurse - Te Whare Mauri Ora (Forensics)

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 13 August 2020

Registered Nurse - Te Whare Mauri Ora (Forensics)

  • .94FTE, permanent position
  • Must be registered with Nursing Council of New Zealand with current APC
  • The service is open 24/7 rostered on a variety of mornings afternoons and nights, four & two rotation


Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do 

Te Whare Mauri Ora (Mauri Ora means essence of life or life force) is a 13 bed Forensic Rehabilitation ward.  The purpose of the ward is to move patients from a more secure setting, either Te Whare Manaaki or Te Whare Hohou Roko, to a less secure environment, ideally the community. We do this by providing choices and individualised care that supports people with a mental illness to live a meaningful life, and all the time assessing and managing risk.

This is an opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated registered nurse to work closely with multidisciplinary team colleagues in this dynamic, professional and supportive environment

We value honesty, fairness, respect and dignity. 

We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join this team on a permanent basis, ideally with previous nursing experience working in Forensic Mental Health.


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • As a professional highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed MDT, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friends and whānau.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team, community supports and our inpatient team your ability to think on your feet and identify and manage risk, both on the ward and in the community
  • A positive solution focused approach with ability to use own initiative and be motivated to work autonomously and as a member of a close team
  • Must have Mental health nursing scope of practice
  • Hold a Full Driver’s license


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi 

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information